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SportPesa CEO Captain Ronald Karauri greets South B Combined players before the 2017 Koth Biro finals at Umeme Grounds in Ziwani, Nairobi on January 7, 2018. PHOTO/DENNIS MAINA
SportPesa CEO Captain Ronald Karauri greets South B Combined players before the 2017 Koth Biro finals at Umeme Grounds in Ziwani, Nairobi on January 7, 2018. PHOTO/DENNIS MAINA

NAIROBI, Kenya- The much-anticipated 2017 Koth Biro Football Tournament final saw a shift in football power in Nairobi when South B Combined stunned GAA Huruma from Eastlands 1-0 on Sunday.

The proverbial ‘magic of the FA Cup’ was experienced on Sunday evening in England when Championship side, Nottingham Forest, dumped holders, Arsenal FC of the Premier League in a stunning 4-2 defeat that was biggest shock of the third round of the world’s oldest domestic cup competition.

LaLiga leaders, FC Barcelona are sitting pretty at the top of the Spanish top flight 16 points clear after bitter rivals and champions, Real Madrid CF could only draw 2-2 at Celta Vigo despite a brace from Gareth Bale.

Domestically, head coach Paul Odera unveiled his 37-strong provisional squad ahead of the Rugby Africa U20 South Championships and Mombasa Island Cargo Terminal are the 2017 Davis Cup champions in Polo.

Here are the top five stories on SportPesa News from Sunday you should catch up with today.

 

South B Combined Are 2017 Koth Biro Football Champions

NAIROBI, Kenya- Star-studded South B Combined overcame stiff opposition from Team GAA Huruma to win 1-0 in the final of 2017 Kothbiro football tournament held at Umeme Grounds in Ziwani, Nairobi, on Sunday. The solitary goal was scored in the 58th minute by Patrick Mugambi who converted a Mike Kibwagi cross to grant his team a first ever diadem in the SportPesa supported tournament. READ MORE

FA Cup Holders Arsenal Stunned By Nottingham Forest

NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom- FA Cup holders Arsenal FC were dumped out of the FA Cup by Nottingham Forest on Sunday, losing a dramatic tie 4-2 in the biggest shock of the third round. Eric Lichaj scored twice for the home team in the first half either side of a Per Mertesacker goal before Ben Brereton converted from the penalty spot to give Forest a 3-1 lead after the break. READ MORE

Bale Scores Twice In Real Madrid Stalemate At Celta Vigo

MADRID, Spain- FC Barcelona are a massive 16 points clear of defending champions Real Madrid, who were held to a 2-2 draw away at Celta Vigo despite a brace from Gareth Bale, keeping them fourth. Madrid were without the injured Sergio Ramos and the suspended Dani Carvajal in Vigo and their makeshift defence was exposed when Daniel Wass put the hosts ahead in the 33rd minute. READ MORE

Mombasa Island Cargo Terminal Are 2017 Davis Cup Champions

NAIROBI, Kenya-Mombasa Island Cargo Terminal (MICT) are the winners of the 2017 Davis Cup Polo Tournament that concluded at the Nairobi Polo Club in Jamhuri on Sunday. MICT thrashed Samsung 6-3.5 to lift the trophy of the tournament that is in its 39th edition. MICT were steered to victory by Nairobi Polo Club chairman, Phillip Arungah who scored four goals to secure the trophy home. READ MORE

Coach Paul Odera Names Provisional Chipu Squad

NAIROBI, Kenya- Chipu Head Coach Paul Odera on Sunday unveiled his 37-man provisional squad ahead of the Rugby Africa U20 South Championships set for March in Windhoek, Namibia. The winner of the overall tournament will claim Africa’s sole berth to the World Rugby Junior Trophy, which is the second tier of global competition at the U20 level. READ MORE

 

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